Mindfulness: The Restlessness Experience

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We are living in tumultuous and unsettling times for many. What are your habits and practices for staying centered and grounded? Are you clear about your core values and the gifts and talents you bring to the table, allowing you to be responsive rather than reactive to unsettling events? How do you stay aligned with […]

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Mindful Reflection and Busy

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I have been fascinated by Mindful Meditation for years and feel as if I have failed miserably at my practice of it in a formal, structured way. ‘Monkey Brain,’ that’s what I call it and I have it. I often have trouble shutting off my thoughts. However, I find that when I am gardening – […]

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Success Through Mindful Reflection

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Recently, I had a conversation with a client who’s Strengths, for the most part, fall into the task domains of Strategic Thinking and Executing. Early in our relationship, I offered an exercise to help them identify and name their core values and a sense of purpose. I invited them to pick a stone from the […]

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Grow More Gratitude

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In times of public and personal disquiet, I have to dig deeper to practice my gratitude habit. I have to admit, my first instinct does not take me there, but I know going there serves me and others. I remember lessons others have taught me about being resilient through challenging circumstances. Victor Frankl, Maya Angelou, […]

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Gratitude, Health and Relationships

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This past week I have been flooded with things to be grateful for and I know that writing about it has increased my awareness. Four years ago, this past week, I had a knee replacement. The recovery has been so successful that I forget what it used to be like and neglect to pause in […]

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What is an Attitude of Gratitude?

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After exploring the aspects of Employee Engagement over the past few weeks, we will now turn our focus to Gratitude. Developing a mindful practice in an Attitude of Gratitude can be one of the most powerful sources for inspiring Employee Engagement and for your own wellbeing. Personally, I have the Connectedness and Belief strengths which […]

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